• 02:00

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: The 1st Trimester

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: What kind of treatment services and or modality do i need? What are some of the universal goals and objectives i should be focusd on, in the first three months? What are some of experiences that occur during the first three months of treatment and recovery?  How can i ensure that i successfully make it to the three month mark?


    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • RECOVERY & THE HOLIDAYS: TRIGGERS ANYONE?

    in Self Help

    SHOW TOPIC:  The holidays are historically a time when triggers are in abundance. They are certainly not limited to those in recovery, but for those in recovery whether you're young in recovery or grizzled veterans triggers certainly know no bounds. We'll talk about some of the more common triggers that come up during the holidays and ways to minimize their impact.


    SHOW SEGMENTS:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     


     

  • 02:00

    RECOVERY & RELATIONSHIPS: Why the Controversy?

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  Throughout the substance abuse treatment and recovery field the issue of relationships, relationships while in the midst of treatment, relationships after treatment, and when is the right time, continue to be a subject of considerable debate. Is there a general understanding and agreement that providers abide by or does it depend on the whims of the provider, the modality, or the milieu? We'll discuss, debate, and hopefully provide some perspective on this issue.


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: To Relapse or not to Relapse (That is not a question)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: We have moved passed the immediate period of our post treatment experience (The Postpartum). We are now fully integrated back into our society, our lives.  We are now fully exposed to the "dual elements" of life.  Those elements can be the re-entering of us into old experiences, or having new experiences. They all create or cause feelings. Triggers have come............and gone?!? What happens if there's a relapse? How do we respond?


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     

  • 02:00

    RECOVERY & iLLNESS: The struggle to stay positive

    in Self Help

    Personal Story Segment:  Guest Interview, Ray Mills, Executive Director of Voices of Recovery


    Show Topic:  Many in the past, currently, and in the future, have, are, and will deal with chronic, severe, or terminal illnesses simultaneous to their recovery experience. What can we learn from how they deal with both sickness and "health"? How can we best support them in their recovery?


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Personal Story, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The ill-fated Pursuit of Perfection...........

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  As a jet aircraft aficionado your humble host is not short of using flying analogies to make a Recovery point. With that in mind, as we approach and settle into the cruise altitude of the post treatment recovery phase, we'll continue on the theme of what should go right, or what could go wrong.  This week we'll discuss a common cause of post treatment recovery turbulence: The Pursuit of Perfection.......in Recovery


     


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    PARENTS in RECOVERY: I'm Back!!...............Really?

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: When parents are in the throes of their addiction it is no secret that their children suffer. Children of all age groups experience the effects of their parent's addiction, probably the older they are the worse the experience, with elementary and high school age probably being the worst group.  Resuming that parent - child relationship is not as easy as getting off drugs and jumping back into their lives. Its a process and some parents in recovery forget..............that its not all about YOU!  We'll discuss this process and ways to make that re-entry smoother.


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Postpartum (The treatment setting is over)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The 3rd trimester has been completed. You've been "re-born" into the RECOVERY lifestyle.  How does it feel? How do you feel? Those questions sound similar, but they're vastly different. What are the keys to succeeding Postpartum? What are the pit falls? What are your triggers? Any negative reservations? What's the proper care and feeding (metaphorically speaking of course) for those new in recovery? Lets talk.....


    Show Segments:  Happy Re-cap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The 3rd Trimester (Re-entry...........or is it entry?)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The 3rd Trimester.  You've put in the work.  Or at least we sincerely hope you've put in the work.  It's now time to put that work to real world, real life testing.  "Mama" (who's Mama in this metaphor?) is getting tired of carrying you, she'ready for you to step out on your own.  Put the tools to work. Test them out. See if there is any fine tuning needed.  Here you go.......


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time.


     

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: The 2nd Trimester (If, you survived the 1st!)

    in Self Help

    Personal Story Segment: The success story that is Horace Barnes.


    Show Topic:  You've made it through the 1st trimester. (Looking Good Billy Ray; Feeling Good Lewis!). Don't pull a rib cage muscle patting yourself on the back!  Now comes the WORK! The 2nd trimester is where the bulk of treatment work takes place. What work? What am I working on? Your attention must be undivided.  Your focus must be laser. What? Why?  The Michigan Proving Grounds (We'll explain that).


    Show Segments:  Personal Story Segment, Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time
     

  • 00:31

    SCI Recovery Radio Show--Step 7

    in Podcasting

    This edition of the Recovery Radio Podcast focuses on Step 7: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings". Host David Gerber is joined once again by St. Christopher's Inn staff members Michael Boccia and Robert Watson to break down to Step 7 in a simple way for all to understand.  The concept of humility is difficult yet essential to overcome in early recovery, but the rewards are worth the process.

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